Friday, July 30, 2010

1951: The Catcher in the Rye to The Greek Passion

Chronology of World, British and American Literature.
JD Salinger. American. 1951. Novel. The Catcher in the Rye. Contemporary youth's dissatisfaction with adult society.
Eugene Ionesco. Italian. 1951. Play. The Chairs. Lighthouse keeper preparing to die. Frenzied effort to seat imaginary guests for his last words of wisdom.
James Jones. American. 1951. Novel. From Here to Eternity. Life in the regular U.S. Army before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Nikos Kazantzakis. Greek. 1951. Novel. The Greek Passion. Persecution of Greek refugees by Turks and cruel fellow Greeks. Cast picked for pageant plays out roles in real life.

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